How to reconnect a task split

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This article describes a method for “reconnecting” the separate paths of an EV3 program after a task split. It’s usually best to avoid task splits where possible, especially because of the risk of them leading to a “race condition” (more of this later in a separate post) but sometimes they’re hard to avoid. Let’s say […]

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Mathematics and LEGO robotics at CIPCE


The Center for Initiatives in Pre-College Education (CIPCE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has published a substantial collection of lessons and units aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards in Mathematics (CCLSM) that make use of the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 and NXT. The modules (lessons and units) that form the collection have been designed and taught […]

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2015 Summer LEGO Engineering Institute for Educators


Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is pleased to announce the return of our Summer LEGO Engineering Institute for Educators. This year, we will have two sessions. The first will be Beginner EV3 and will be offered July 27-31, 2015. The second will be Intermediate EV3 and will be offered on August 3-7, […]

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Robot programming for absolute beginners

Robot programming for absolute beginners

Rowan University has recently announced a LEGO EV3 version of the popular “Robot Programming for Absolute Beginners” MOOC (following in the footsteps of their previous MOOC that covered LEGO NXT hardware and software). “Got a LEGO EV3 robot kit but don’t know where to begin? Come learn the basics of LEGO EV3 Robot Programming and […]

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LEGO-based therapy

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LEGO-based Therapy is a social development intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The goals of LEGO Therapy for such children are to: improve their motivation to initiate social contact with peers improve their ability to sustain interaction with peers for a period of time overcome their autistic symptoms of aloofness and rigidity. Read […]

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Blogs and other websites

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Here are some noteworthy blogs and other general websites (that didn’t fit into a neat category!). They range from a neat collection of building projects not directly related to a particular curriculum to a web site that delivers a complete robotics program. Many of these sites are focused on the retail versions of the EV3 […]

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Robotics: A fresh approach to learning?

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Robotics is a project-based activity that is motivating and engaging for many students. It draws on, and develops, learning related to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Background I’m a teacher in Tasmania, Australia and have been using LEGO robotics with my students since 2001. I have mentored teams in RoboCup Junior […]

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